Sutton managed to leverage her worth into a better situation working under Oliver. Originally, she felt a little undervalued, with her starting salary in the fashion department lower than what she was making as an assistant, but she found cost effective ways to make her new position financially worthwhile. Oliver clearly appreciated the confidence that it took for someone with no fashion experience to be making demands about a position in fashion, as well as the intelligence and motivation that it took for Sutton to find ways to improve her situation without hurting the Scarlet books. But it’s one thing to be an impressive interviewee/negotiator and it’s a whole other can of worms to make a positive difference in the trenches and on the next episode of The Bold Type, Sutton is charged with doing just that.
Which might be a little more difficult than she expected. Of course, Sutton has the fashion instinct to overcome what she lacks in experience, but she’s moving up in the world and while being surrounded by intimidating figures in a field she has no background in, her anxiety about this new position could quickly increase. There’s always butterflies when it comes to starting a new job, as being faced with unfamiliar responsibilities and having to start new routines takes some time to get used to; however, Sutton is desperate to show Oliver that he didn’t make a mistake in going with someone whose background isn’t ideal for this position, that she’s a fast learner who can make his life as easy as she made Lauren’s, which adds to her stress. This is a make or break time in Sutton’s professional life, so can she avoid falling on her face long enough to make a solid impression on Oliver? And if things go badly for her, who will be there to help her turn it around?
Elsewhere on The Bold Type, Kat’s bold decision during Scarlet’s breast health awareness campaign causes her to question whether her competitive nature is actually an asset, while Jane is forced to confront past issues and current anxieties in writing about BRCA gene testing.
The Bold Type airs Tuesdays at 9:00 on Freeform.
Will Sutton be able to impress Oliver during her opening days in the fashion department? Could the competitive instinct that’s helped Kat climb as high on the Scarlet ladder as she has actually be a detriment? How will Jane handle the responsibility of writing a potentially controversial article?
THE BOLD TYPE - “The Breast Issue” - In promoting Scarlet’s breast health awareness campaign, Kat tries to be bold with her message, but is left wondering whether her competitive nature is hurting her cause. Jane confronts past issues and current anxieties when she is tasked with writing a controversial piece about BRCA gene testing. Sutton is determined to excel at her tasks at hand, but when things fall apart, it’s Alex who rushes to her rescue. This episode of “The Bold Type” airs Tuesday, August 8 (9:01 - 10:02 p.m. EDT) on Freeform. (Freeform/Phillippe Bosse)AISHA DEE, MELORA HARDIN